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August 11, 2011

Judge in Whirlpool Case Overrules False Marketing Verdict


A federal judge in Illinois this week granted Whirlpool Corp. judgment as a matter of law on LG Electronics’ last remaining false advertising claim against Whirlpool’s steam dryers.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve “completely vindicate(s) Whirlpool” according to an article in the Aug. 10, 2011, edition of Law 360. Read the article here.

LG sued Whirlpool in January, 2008, claiming that Whirlpool’s steam dryers did not actually use steam and the company was misleading consumers by marketing them in that manner. In May 2011 the Court denied LG’s request for an injunction, noting that the Court and jury agreed that Whirlpool had proved at trial that its steam dryers do, in fact, use steam.

Whirlpool is represented by three Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys: J.A. Cragwall Jr., Janet L. Ramsey and Charles N. Ash.
 

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